About this project
Cthulhu Wars’ original Kickstarter campaigns launched in 2013 and 2015 to stellar success. If you’re already a fan, now is the time to complete your collection!
If you have been waiting for the opportunity to get in on Cthulhu Wars, this is your best opportunity!
Cthulhu Wars is a competitive strategy game in which 2 to 8 players face-off to determine the fate of the planet. You'll recruit cultists and summon monsters, cast spells, open interdimensional gates, and awaken your colossal unearthly Great Old One!
Every game is different - as you play, you unlock new spellbooks, giving new amazing powers unique to each faction. Play is asymmetric - every faction has a unique set of rules and victory conditions.
The core game offers an asymmetric, two to four player strategy experience (up to eight players with expansions). Each player controls a faction of cosmic evil competing with its rivals for the remains of the defeated, dying Earth. Players push and battle each other to control areas, build gates, gain power, achieve personal goals, and unlock special abilities in the form of spellbooks to render their own faction supreme. The miniatures are conspicuously monstrous, appealing and evocative.
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“Every part of Cthulhu Wars resonated with me as both a gamer and a fan of the Mythos… A stunning looking miniatures game... great asymmetrical game play...it’s a win all around.” (Tony Mastrangeli, boardgamequest.com)
“With mechanics that make sense and brilliantly-written flavor text that is positively creepy, and you are completely plunged into the Mythos...this game is phenomenal” (Joshua Davis, gamingtrend.com)
“Everything in this game has been polished and practiced and worked on to the point of exhaustion- it's a true labor of love for the designer, Sandy Petersen, and it shows.” (Chris Foster, nerdsbreakgames.com)
"This was my best play, the best game we had…we walked away saying, 'we want to play it again.'" (Ding and Dent Episode 44)
"...this game has been brilliantly thought out on all levels and... jumps into my top 5 games no problems." (Gary Rembo, "Jokerman" on BGG)
“The game really comes alive through the factions... each player plays in a different way, which keeps play fresh and interesting from game to game.” (Shannon Appelcline, rpg.net)
“The gameplay is so intuitive, the placement of your monsters is incredibly satisfying, the combat is so streamlined, you’re not mentally exhausted after playing it … it’s an excellent, excellent game.” (Nate, 'littleturd' on BGG)
“A game that is as rewarding to the mind as it is to the eyes. Simply excellent and a game I highly recommend.” (Cyrus, fathergeek.com)
“It plays beautifully. All of the new factions and creatures slot into the core game seamlessly. And it’s fun as hell.” (Michael Langlois, michael-langlois.net)
"Cthulhu Wars boasts what are among the best plastic minis seen in any board game in the history of the genre… large and beautifully sculpted, and really draw players into the eerie world of the Cthulhu mythos." (Cody K. Carlson, deseretnews.com)
“If you're tired of the normal Lovecraft game where you're another investigator trying to lure another Old One back to sleep, than I highly suggest you try out "Cthulhu Wars" and, for once, actually mean to bring about the apocalypse.” (Andrew Dodson, playertheory.com)
“You’re getting a fun game that for all its size is reasonably easy to learn and should provide you with plenty of replay potential.” (Paul Fricker, blasphemoustomes.com)
“The twisted shapes of each faction are beautifully grotesque, rendered in surprising detail.” (Henry Glasheen, slugmag.com)
“The immediacy of this game- coupled with its easy play and approachability- makes this one of my favorite designs in this genre space… Setup and commitment are minimized. Impact and engagement are maximized.” (Michael Barnes, nohighscores.com / miniaturemarket.com)
"In three words: simple, tactical, deep…Sandy Petersen shows once again his mastery" (JEUX DE ROLE MAGAZINE)
Below is a table for estimated shipping costs, which will be charged separately from this Kickstarter. After the campaign we will send you a survey from our pledge manager so you can provide your address, specific rewards and add-ons you want. You will also pay for shipping via the pledge manager. Cthulhu Wars is a large, heavy, board game (about 5kg or 11lbs). The shipping prices reflect this.
For most regions, including Europe, the VAT and any import taxes are included in the shipping cost. There are some countries in which we cannot include import taxes. These include Central and South America, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey, UAE, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan. If this changes and we are able to pay for your import taxes on your behalf, we will update you, but we cannot do so at this time.
Risks and challenges
This is not our first Kickstarter. We've successfully funded nine projects in the past. Currently, the Gods War project is in manufacturing. The models for Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos for Pathfinder have shipped; the book is in layout, slated for delivery this Fall. All told, we've delivered more than 300,000 products to Kickstarter backers in the past.
The biggest risk on this project is timing. It took Onslaught 2 a month to clear US and European Customs. We've padded our delivery schedule to account for possible delays on Onslaught 3. However, this is one element of fulfillment that is 100% outside our control.
There are no other real risks. Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 is completely ready to start manufacturing. As soon as we receive the funds from Kickstarter, our factories will begin printing and tooling models.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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